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Dream Lover (1993)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

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Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten. She is beautiful, sensual, mysterious and he is drawn to her like a moth to a candle. They marry quickly, have their first child and Ray lives in a total bliss. But then strange incidents occur which shed some light on Lena's background. Ray slowly realizes that he hardly knows anything about her at all. Who has he really married? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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If you think you know your lover. Think again. Especially if she's your wife.


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Ray: What if I fly into a *rage* and attack you?
Lena: You're sedated.
Ray: I am? I don't *feel* sedated.
Lena: That's because you're crazy.
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DON'T GIVE IT UP
Written by Vincent Taylor
Performed by Jah Messengers
Courtesy of Heartbeat Records
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A wonderful, overlooked suspense film
13 October 2000 | by (Arkansas, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's too bad that bigger budget Hollywood fare often obscures movies that are far better such as this. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this film as I'd not heard much about it, but was totally captivated by it.

The performances from James Spader and the achingly beautiful Mädchen Amick are first rate, and the script is flawless. A lot of the plot feels like a rehash of Hitchcock, but it's done incredibly well, and hey, if you're going to steal from someone, might as well steal from the best.

The twists and turns really work, and take the viewer along for the ride as well. You'll find your own mind working along with the script, trying to unravel the mystery.

It's a shame this film didn't receive more publicity, as all the elements are there for this to have been a real hit. Instead, it remains one of my favorite little gems of a film... one of those that few people know about, but when they see it they think it's a great film as well.

An added bonus is that the home video version contains a few minutes of extra "steamy" scenes that were cut from theaters.

I think this film is an underappreciated modern-day classic, and I urge everyone to check it out.


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